Tag Archive | 2012

Prayer, Fasting and Obedience to the Word of God: Jesus’ way to beat the tempter

Homily for 1st Sunday of Lent year C 2013 In my homily last Wednesday (Ash Wednesday), I said to some of the children at our parish primary school  that one way to observe lent is to give up something that  we love doing such as eating lollies or chocolates, or watching TV, or playing video […]

Christmas: A celebration of God’s love, God’s humility and God’s faithfulness

Homily for Christmas mass December 25 2012  What a night of joy it is! It is a joy to see so many   people here tonight making this night a truly special one for families and friends. It is a joy to see so many people of different nationalities here tonight coming to celebrate together the birthday […]

Mary’s faith: Entry point for God to touch on our humanity

Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent 2012 (year C) Until now I am still pre-occupied with the effect of the typhoon that hit the Philippines  few weeks ago. Many people have lost their homes, properties, possessions and even lives. Interestingly,  the typhoon did not only cause destruction, but also it brings out the best in […]

Generosity is not how much we give, but how much does it cost us

Homily for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 Jesus in the gospel last Sunday summed up the commandments into one commandment of love- love of God and love of our neighbor as ourselves.  Certainly many of us have our own ways of listening and fulfilling this commandment. Some of us went to a […]

Prayer, Eucharist, and Friendship: Key to loving God and our neighbours

Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 2012 Many of us might have heard of the extraordinary story of a Vietnamese Archbishop named Cardinal François Nguyen Van Thuan who was imprisoned by the communist government in Vietnam just three months after he was appointed coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). He then […]

When Jesus touches, he makes it very personal

  Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 Yesterday I had the chance to be part of the great and historic event in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart ordained eight new priests for the Church. Yet  what made it historic was the ordination into the Catholic priesthood for the first time […]

Expressing our desire for God

Homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 I am going to tell you a secret and you can tell this to anyone- God has written something in our own hearts, in each one of us. Do you know what this is? It is ‘the desire for  him’ (CCC 27). Yes, whether we like it […]